Sunday, August 9, 2009 11:37 PM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) –Picking up the pieces…

THIS WEEK ON: GUIDING LIGHT

Things begin to heat up between James and Daisy, when a kiss turns into something more. Frank has a hard time accepting that Buzz is putting his faith in Cyrus. Olivia continues to have a hard time living knowing Natalia may never return to her.

The Inside Story: Heartaches

Shayne questions Bill on whether he knows where Dinah is. Realizing that Dinah’s goodbye was for good, Bill is crushed. Shayne admits that if he saw her again, he wouldn’t know what to say to her. Meanwhile, Marina shares with Vanessa how she believes Dinah to be incredible for finding Henry. When people start talking about Dinah, Shayne steps up and defends her. Vanessa finds him and opens up about how Dinah probably had difficulty opening up to him due to her need to be the right type of person. Handing her his and Dinah’s wedding rings, Shayne requests Vanessa to give them to her. In the meantime, Bill and Josh are surprised to hear that Billy plans on marrying Vanessa again Josh prays that it’s a good thing for the Lewis family. Alone, Billy tells Vanessa he wants to marry her but wants to find the right way in asking her. Unable to shake his broken heart, Shayne quickly busies himself by helping Bill with the house Reva, on the other hand, is having her share of hard times coping with life without Jeffrey. When her sink acts up, Reva quickly calls Josh for help. When he arrives, he manages to fix it and later requests if he can stay to keep her company, but Reva kindly declines. Reva, who is lonely calls Olivia to find out if she’s heard from Jonathan. Reva later has an emotional breakdown when she accidentally leaves Colin in the car while she’s at the store. Later, alone at home, Reva surrounds herself with pictures of Jeffrey and admits she now feels safe now that he’s around her.

A Closer Look: Working Hard to Bring Family Together
Determined to make his daughter happy, Phillip gets up early to start work on their home and tries his best to get James to wake up to join him. Bill and Lizzie arrive and see Phillip hard at work and are astounded at how early he’s working. Leaving Bill and Phillip to working on the house, Lizzie calls Beth to tell her that Phillip is there working on the house and for her to come over. Alone with Bill, Phillip tells him that he wants to make sure that Lizzie has a home and is taken care of. When Phillip sees Beth and Matt together, he begins to try hard to get them together, but Beth wants him to stop. Bill and Lizzie comment on how strange it is to see Phillip so happy. James and Phillip soon get into an argument and Matt has to break it up. Things heat up again when Phillip chatises James for horsing around, causing him to storm off. Beth warns Phillip that he needs to give James time but Phillip retorts that there isn’t time. Meanwhile Phillip’s reading books on alternative healing when Lillian asks how he is feeling. Later on, Christina spots him reading and informs him about a woman she knows who knows about miracle cures. When he goes to the herbal store and talks to her about his illness, she tells him that people in Mexico would be able to help him. Phillip later makes up his mind that he is going to head to Mexico to take control of his life and seek out help in miracle healing.

What To Watch

  • Rafe takes pleasure in making Olivia miserable
  • Shayne finds himself in trouble

Guiding Light News and Headlines

  • Jessica Leccia returns as “Natalia”, Monday, August 17
  • Melissa Hayden will reprise her role as “Bridget Reardon” Monday, September 14
  • Morgan Englund reprises his role as “Dylan Lewis” Monday, September 14
  • Fiona Hutchinson reprises her role as the ghostly “Jenna”on Thursday, August 13
  • Maureen Garrett comes back to Springfield as ‘Holly Lindsey-Reade. She returns to the show Wednesday, August 26
  • Guiding Light will donate a portion of its wardrobe to New York’s Bottomless Closet to help economically disadvantaged New York City women enter and succeed in the workforce. Guiding Light will provide the organization with the show’s stock of women’s business appropriate clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags and accessories. Please visit Bottomless Closet or call 212-563-2499 for more detailed information.
  • Frank Dicopoulous (“Frank Cooper”) will be the honorary chairperson for FAAN Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward a Cure in Long Beach, NJ on Saturday, September 12. Please visit FAAN for more detailed information.
  • Murray Bartlett (“Cyrus”) and other daytime stars will set sail on Soap Cruise, the Third Voyage on Thursday, January 28 until Monday, February 1, 2010. Please visit Soap Cruise or call 1-888-381-4654 for more detailed information.
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “GL” during the week of August 3, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 17, 2009

  • Lizzie wants to know where Sarah is

“Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS. Check local listings.



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Discussion: GL PreVUE: Week of August 10 Edition


Sunday, August 9, 2009 11:19 PM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Family in peril…

THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

An upset Faith witnesses Damian and Lily sharing a steamy kiss. Paul’s memories of James comes flooding back when he sees his father face-to-face. Janet’s crushed to learn that she was Oakdale Now’s second choice.

The Inside Story: War of Words Leads to Tragedy

Worried about Bob, Alison heads over to WOAK to talk to Kim. When she arrives, she tells her about how Bob overmedicated Riley. Alison, however, is unaware that Bob has already talked to Kim about the matter, but puts the blame on Alison. Alison tells Kim how concerned she is for not only Bob, but also those who are in his care. Kim is furious that Alison would make such accusations about her husband and tells her that she is wrong. Unfortunately for Alison, Kim is so worked up over Alison’s words that she is hit with a heart attack. Quickly calling for an ambulance, Alison begins to administer CPR until they arrive. Meanwhile at the hospital, Alison tells Casey what has happened and he tries to page Bob. Bob, however, is so disoriented he is unable to figure out how to get the page until Riley shows up to help him.

A Closer Look: A New Heir for Stenbeck

Convinced that his mother is up to no good, Henry wants to do another sweep of her room at the Lakeview to see if he can find anything incriminating. Katie invites Audrey to join her for tea and when they are gone, Henry begins his search. While there, he discovers a few of his belongings in a DNA kit. At tea, Audrey receives a mysterious note and quickly hurries out on Katie. Katie calls Henry and tells him that Audrey rushed out in a hurry during their tea time. Sure he’s going to find out what’s going on, Henry tails her to the clinic, where he confronts her. After making wild accusations, Audrey tells Henry that she’s not a murderer, but will admit that she’s kept him from learning about his father’s true identity. She opens up and tells Henry that his father is none-other-than James Stenbeck. Floored, Henry is left in shock and finds his way back to Katie to share what he knows. Meanwhile, Audrey tries her best to work on Vienna; telling her that she needs to be the one to convince Henry into accepting who his father is and begin claiming the inheritance that he now has.

What To Watch

  • Tom is determined to get rid of Riley
  • Teri finds herself admiring Craig
  • Rosanna gives Teri a fair warning

As the World Turns News and Headlines

  • Jeff Robbins appears as “Bing Skaggs’ who threatens Holden’s life on Thursday, August 13
  • Alexandra Chando will be reprising her role as “Maddie Coleman”. Chandro began taping scenes back in July
  • An As The World Turns Fan Club Luncheon, Autograph and Photo Session will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2010 from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway (Between 45th & 46th St.), New York, NY. Please visit ATWT Fan Club Luncheon for more information.
  • Van Hansis (“Luke Snyder”) and Jake Silbermann (“Noah Mayer”) will attend their first European fan event in France beginning October 17 at Auditorium Jean-de-La-Fontaine 25, Avenue du General Sarrail. For more information please visit MGC Events for more detailed information.
  • Austin Peck and Julie Pinson will join other daytime stars as they set sail on Soap Cruise, The Third Voyage on Thursday, January 28 through Monday, February 1, 2010. Please visit Soap Cruise or call 1-888-381-4654 for more detailed information.
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of August 3, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 17, 2009

  • Lily is unable to come to terms with Holden being gone
  • Alison continues to push Bob to admit something is wrong

“As the World Turns” airs Weekdays on CBS. Check local listings.



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OLTL Quick Peaks: Week of August 10

Saturday, August 8, 2009 11:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Quick Peaks for the Week of August 10, 2009.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Quick Peaks

  • Monday: (Episode #10494) – Téa meets her match and is unsettled by Elijah’s comments; Blair feels the need to invesitage Téa’s secret; Dorian finds an old flame on her door step.
  • Tuesday: (Episode #10495) – Blair hires P.I. Rex to find out Téa’s secret; Bo and Nora continue to supress their feelings for one another.
  • Wednesday: (Episode #10496) – Natalie and Jared are presented with a mystery after an unmarked package arrives.   
  • Thursday: (Episode #10497) — Viki wants no part in David’s latest scheme of filming a reality show at Llanfair.
  • Friday: (Episode #10498) – Rex informs Blair of what he has uncovered about Téa, prompting Blair to order him to hunt down Ross Rayburn; Cristian confronts Fish after learning he slept with Layla. 

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



OLTL Teasers: Week of August 10 Edition

Saturday, August 8, 2009 7:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of August 10, 2009.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

  • Monday: “Kiss and Tell” — Téa has her meet her equal in Elijah, as they square off in court. Elijah tells Téa that he knows what she’s hiding.
  • Tuesday: “The Blair Snitch Project” – Blair hires Rex in an attempt to uncover Téa’s big secret.  Rex questions Blair’s motives, but ultimately agrees to take her up on her offer.    
  • Wednesday: “I’ll be Watching You” — Natalie and Jared get swept up in a mystery after receiving a DVD containing footage of Nash’s death.  Jessica tells Marty about seeing her dead ex-husband.
  • Thursday: “Lies and Whispers” — Cristian won’t leave Fish alone with Layla until he tells her that he’s gay.  Fish proves his manhood by making love to Layla. 
  • Friday: “Baby and the Tramp”– Elijah has Téa between a rock and a hard place.  Rex informs Blair that it seems Téa disappeared for the past six years.   

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



Saturday, August 8, 2009 12:56 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

Dominic Zamprogna
Photo: Ron Tom/ABC

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The secret is out, Dante Falconeri (aka: Dominic Pirelli), is a cop and is in Port Charles to take down the infamous Corinthos/Zacchara organization headed by Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard). Only problem is, Dominic/Dante doesn’t know that Sonny is really his daddy courtesy of a high school romp mommy Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) had with Sonny when she was young.

On the Tuesday, August 11 episode of “General Hospital,” after Dante is arrested while infiltrating a Zacchara drug shipment, Commissioner Mac Scorpio (John York) and new Assistant District Attorney Louise Addison (Cara Pifko) learn that Dominic is living a double life as a cop working a sting operation with intentions of taking down the Zacchara’s. This explains all those secret conversations Dominic has been having with Ronnie Dimestico (Ronnie Marmo) over the last couple of weeks.

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings


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    Friday, August 7, 2009 11:28 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

    Steve Burton
    Photo: Bob D’Amico/ABC

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Despite a “no comment” from ABC Daytime, “General Hospital’s” Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) is speaking out on Kelly Monaco’s status on the soap and breaks news that he’s renewed his contract with the drama series for an unspecified duration.

    When news broke earlier today that Kelly Monaco was possibly being replaced in her role as Sam McCall on the drama series, fans began wondering what happened. According to sources, putting out a casting call for a current cast member’s role is generally code for contract negotiations hitting a stand-still with the actor or actress involved. As a precaution, networks tend to seek replacements in order to not interrupt storyline progression. It is speculated that this is what is going on with Monaco.

    On Burton’s Twitter, the actor bluntly stated the actress was not leaving “General Hospital:”

    Kelly Monaco is not leaving. – Steve Burton

    Actress Nancy Lee Grahn, who portrays Monaco’s on-screen mother Alexis Davis, also hit Twitter with updates:

    4 the love of God, she is not going anywhere. Don’t believe everything u read…. suckers..and I say that with so much love!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Nancy Lee Grahn

    As for his signing a new contract, Burton announced on August 2 that he signed a new deal with “Genera Hospital” to continue his portrayal of Jason Morgan on the soap.

    Confirming that I am staying at GH. Excited. Thank you for all for your support. – Steve Burton

    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings


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      ‘More Life to Live’: August 7 Edition

      Friday, August 7, 2009 11:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what you didn’t see the past few weeks on “One Life to Live.”

      BONUS SCENES: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

      Clint and Charlie are celebrating their upcoming nuptials to Nora and Viki with Jared in one of the rooms at St. Jarmes Church. Clint offers each of them an expensive cigar, prompting Charlie to ask if they should be smoking inside the church. Clint responds that they are not real cigars, but instead made out of Swiss chocolate which is supposed to calm the nerves. Charlie tells Clint that he thought that was supposed to be the best man’s job. Charlie thens asks Clint why Bo isn’t there. Clint answers that he would like to know too. Jared says that he’s sure that Bo is on his way to the church as they speak.

      Layla scolds two male cops for snooping around her desk and peeking at the flowers Fish had delivered to her at the police station. After reading the card, one of the cops sounds surprised that Fish was telling the truth when he was bragging out having a girlfriend. Layla becomes confused and angry. The cops continue to banter, still in disbelief that she and Fish are actually dating. Then they tell Layla that they aren’t trying to be mean to her, but that they just want to know how hot Fish thinks she is. At that point, the Buchanan’s new hotshot lawyer, Elijah Clarke, arrives on the scene and tells the two cops that maybe Fish is more mature than that, and knows how to treat a lady with some respect. One of the cops responds that with his attitude, this guy must be a lawyer. Elijah politely tells the guys to back off, and states that he needs some help from Ms. Williamson. After thanking him for bailing her out, Elijah reminds her that their actions technically constitute work place harassment. As the cops walk away, Layla says that she is beyond the point where childish, immature boys get under her skin. Elijah responds that she is a bigger person than he would be if placed in a similar situation. Layla then asks if she can help him with something. He says yes, and that he is looking for Bo Buchanan.

      Schuyler reminds Stacy of their differences, stating that, unlike her, he doesn’t set out to destroy other people’s lives. Stacy blasts back that they are much more alike than he is willing to admit. She asks him why he wants to deny it, when her pregnancy enables each of them to get what they really want. Schuyler acusses Stacy of taking delight in how her having Rex’s baby is tormenting Gigi. Stacy blares back by saying that her sister probably just cried about it. Angry, Schuyler informs Stacy that Gigi is in real pain over all of this, and how he would do whatever he could to make her feel better. Unfazed, Stacy tells Schuyler that they would make quite a team.

      Blair slurps the remnants of her alcoholic beverage from the glass through a straw. Dorian enters the room, saying that they are out of booze — both the good stuff and the cheap stuff. Blair says that it’s okay, because they don’t need any more to drink. Dorian pours something into glasses, while Blair tells her to be careful not to spill it. As Dorian pours, Blair comes over and the two, both of whom are clearly drunk, speak gibberish and nonsense. Then they make a toast to one another. Dorian tells Blair that they don’t need men because they beautiful, smart and rich. When Blair adds alone, Dorian says but they have the grand mansion that is La Boulaie, which has everything they could ever want. As Dorian continues to babble, Blair looks intently at a invitation to Viki & Charlie and Clint & Nora’s double wedding.

      To view the scenes, click here.

      Next Week on One Life to Live…

      • David gets rejected by the two women in his life.
      • Brody finds proof that Jessica’s mystery man is real.
      • Markko is low on cash.
      • Elijah tells Téa that he knows her secret.
      • Blair hires Rex to dig up some dirt on Téa.
      • Matthew’s case against his parents gets underway.

      “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


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      Friday, August 7, 2009 10:14 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

      Jessica Rey
      Photo: Jill Johnson/JPI

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Jessica Rey, the former White Ranger of “Power Rangers: Wild Force,” will be appearing on ABC’s “General Hospital” on the Monday, August 17 episode as Marita, a French tourist vacationing at the resort Michael (Drew Garrett) and Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) are staying at in Cancun, Mexico. Michael will become instantly smitten with Marita when he spots her upon her arrival at the resort. Marita was originally named Marie Claire, but the characters name was changed just before shooting began in mid-July.

      In addition to her “Power Rangers” work, Rey has appeared in such shows as “The Stones,” “Las Vegas,” “Rules of Engagement” and “The Young and the Restless.”

      “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings


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        Friday, August 7, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, August 7, 2009.

        IT HAPPENED TODAY…

        Kendall learns her fate in court as the judge announces his sentence.

        Marissa is the unintended victim of Marian’s quest for revenge against Kendall. Krystal is taken aback by David’s vehemence in his desire to protect Marissa. Liza’s heart breaks for Marian as she’s led off to a psychiatric facility.

        JR gets a rise out of Annie, who slaps him across the face. Colby makes it perfectly clear she wants nothing to do with either Annie or Adam.

        Tad, Taylor and Amanda come clean with Opal after she spots baby Trevor at the house. Opal agrees everyone did the right in keeping David away from the baby but thinks Jake’s plan has flaws.

        On the Next All My Children …

        • Ryan doesn’t buy Annie’s act.
        • Zach is sitting on a major secret.
        • David offers to make a deal with JR.

        “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



        Friday, August 7, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, August 7, 2009.

        IT HAPPENED TODAY…

        Jerry comes to Michael and Kristina’s rescue. Jerry works to gain Michael and Kristina’s trust as part of his plan to use them as bait to get to Jason. Sam closes in on Michael and Kristina.

        Jax supports Carly’s decision to have Michael move back in with them once he comes home.

        Dominic reveals his true agenda while arguing with Olivia about her involvement with Johnny.

        Spinelli shows up at the Scorpio family dinner to ask Mac for Maxie’s hand in marriage.

        Keifer overreacts when Molly doesn’t tell him what he wants to hear.

        On the Next General Hospital…

        • Sam falls into Jerry’s clutches.
        • Michael and Kristina realize what’s really going on.
        • Maxie rebels against Mac trying to run her life.

        “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.